1. Brits always carry a jacket or a wrap ‘in case it gets a bit chilly later.’
  2. Brits always wipe their feet when they go into hotels or restaurants.
  3. Brits always try to finish all their food/drinks, even when they’re full up.
  4. Brits always try to be comedians and the locals laugh politely, even though they haven’t the faintest idea what they’re talking about!
  5. Brits wear clothes that they wouldn’t be seen dead in, back in the UK. The women dress up like mutton dressed as lamb, and the men dress down, wearing scruffy outfits; screwed-up t-shirts and faded shorts, often with half an unidentified tattoo peeping out on their white, hairless leg.
  6. Brits expect their glass filled up to the top, even when it’s explained to them that there’s a mark round the rim. They stare hopefully at the glass as the barman/waiter fills it.brit
  7. Brits believe everything they’re told. I’ve heard some guides talk some right rubbish and even lying propaganda, and the Brits nod innocently and quote them later.
  8. Brits walk round with a permanent silly grin on their faces and nod or talk to everyone, even though they ignore all their neighbours in the UK.
  9. Brits always talk about the weather, but it’s never quite right for them, eg, ‘Lovely day, but it’s too hot for me though,’ ‘Shame about the flies, mosquitos, wind blowing the sand around.’
  10. Brits must have their plates heated, even though they’re in a hot climate and sweating profusely. It takes the Tour Operators ages to convince hotels, restaurants, etc that this isn’t a silly British joke!brit2


There’s much more to follow. We really are a unique race!

Do feel free to add your Comments, especially if you live abroad!



About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.